Dame Joan Sutherland, soprano The Art Of The Prima Donna

"The Art Of The Prima Donna"

Dame Joan Sutherland, soprano

Released on January 1, 2011 by Decca

Main artist: Dame Joan Sutherland

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Diapason d'or (December 2011) - Stereophile: Record To Die For (January 2011)

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Album : 3 disks - 25 tracks Total length : 03:02:08

    DISC 1
    Artaxerxes / Act 3 (Arne, Thomas)
  1. 1 "The soldier tir'd of war's alarms"

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - James Walker, Producer - Thomas Augustine Arne, Composer, Author - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Harry Dilley, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  2. Samson HWV 57 / Act 3 (Haendel, George Frederic)
  3. 2 "Let The Bright Seraphim"

    George Frideric Handel, Composer - Newburgh Hamilton, Author - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Harry Dilley, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  4. Norma / Act 1 (Bellini, Vincenzo)
  5. 3 "Sediziose voci...Casta Diva...Ah! bello a me ritorna"

    Vincenzo Bellini, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, Choir, MainArtist - Felice Romani, Author - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  6. I Puritani / Act 1
  7. 4 "Son vergin vezzosa"

    Vincenzo Bellini, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Carlo Pepoli, Author - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  8. Semiramide / Act 1 (Gioacchino Rossini)
  9. 5 "Bel raggio lusinghier"

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Walker, Producer - Gioacchino Rossini, Composer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Giacomo Rossi, Author - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  10. I Puritani / Act 2 (Bellini, Vincenzo)
  11. 6 "O rendetemi la speme...Qui la voce...Vien, diletto"

    Vincenzo Bellini, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Carlo Pepoli, Author - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  12. La Sonnambula / Act 1
  13. 7 "Care compagne, e voi, tenere amici"

    Vincenzo Bellini, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Felice Romani, Author - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  14. Faust, CG 4 / Act 3 (Gounod, Charles)
  15. 8 "O Dieu! que de bijoux...Ah! je ris de me voir"

    Charles Gounod, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Michel Carre, Author - Jules Barbier, Author - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  16. DISC 2
    Roméo et Juliette, CG 9 / Act 1
  17. 1 "Ah, je veux vivre"

    Charles Gounod, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Michel Carre, Author - Jules Barbier, Author - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  18. Otello / Act 4 (Verdi, Giuseppe)
  19. 2 "Mia madre aveva una povera ancella...piangea cantando"

    Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Arrigo Boito, Author - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  20. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384 / Act 2 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  21. 3 "Martern aller Arten"

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger, Author - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  22. La traviata / Act 1 (Verdi, Giuseppe)
  23. 4 "E strano!...Ah, fors'è lui...Sempre libera"

    Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Francesco Maria Piave, Author - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  24. Hamlet / Act 4 (Thomas, Ambroise Charles Louis)
  25. 5 "A vos jeux, mes amis, permettez-moi"

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Michel Carre, Author - Jules Barbier, Author - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Ambroise Charles Louis Thomas, Composer - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  26. Lakmé / Act 2 (Leo Delibes )
  27. 6 "Où va la jeune Indoue" (Bell song)

    Léo Delibes, Composer - Philippe Gille, Author - Edmond Gondinet, Author - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  28. Les Huguenots / Act 2 (Meyerbeer, Giacomo)
  29. 7 "O beau pays de la Touraine"

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Eugene Scribe, Author - Giacomo Meyerbeer, Composer - James Walker, Producer - Emile Deschamps, Author - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  30. Rigoletto / Act 1 (Verdi, Giuseppe)
  31. 8 "Gualtier Maldè...Caro nome"

    Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Chorus, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - James Walker, Producer - Michael Bremner, Recording Producer - Francesco Maria Piave, Author - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Conductor, MainArtist - Kenneth Wilkinson, Balance Engineer - Ray Minshull, Recording Producer - Peter Attwood, Recording Engineer Copyright : ℗ 1960 Decca Music Group Limited

  32. DISC 3
    Joan Sutherland discusses her life and career with Jon Tolansky (Compositeurs Divers)
  33. 1 Joan Sutherland discusses her life and career with Jon Tolansky

    Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

  34. L'Eremitaggio di Liwerpool / Act 2 (Donizetti, Gaetano)
  35. 2 Joan Sutherland discusses "L'Eremitaggio di Liwerpool"

    Gaetano Donizetti, Composer - Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Richard Bonynge, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Giuseppe Ceccherini, Author Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

  36. Lucia di Lammermoor
  37. 3 Donizetti: Joan Sutherland discusses "Lucia di Lammermoor"

    Nello Santi, Conductor, MainArtist - Salvatore Cammarano, Author - Gaetano Donizetti, Composer - Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

  38. La Traviata (Verdi, Giuseppe)
  39. 4 Joan Sutherland discusses "La Traviata"

    Giuseppe Verdi, Composer - Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Francesco Maria Piave, Author - Orchestra Del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra, MainArtist - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Sir John Pritchard, Conductor, MainArtist - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

  40. Joan Sutherland discusses her life and career with Jon Tolansky (Donizetti, Gaetano)
  41. 5 Donizetti: Joan Sutherland discusses "La Fille du Régiment"

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra, MainArtist - Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Gaetano Donizetti, Composer - Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, Author - Jean Francois Alfred Bayard, Author Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

  42. 6 Joan Sutherland discusses "Lakmé"

    Léo Delibes, Composer - Philippe Gille, Author - Edmond Gondinet, Author - Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Orchestra, MainArtist - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

  43. 7 Massenet: Joan Sutherland discusses "Esclarmonde"

    Jules Massenet, Composer - Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Huguette Tourangeau, Mezzo-Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Louis de Gramont, Author - Alfred Blau, Author Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

  44. 8 Puccini: Joan Sutherland discusses "Suor Angelica"

    Giacomo Puccini, Composer - Giovacchino Forzano, Author - Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist - Casa Ricordi-BMG Ricordi S.p.A, Milano, MusicPublisher Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

  45. La Sonnambula (Bellini, Vincenzo)
  46. 9 Joan Sutherland discusses "La Sonnambula"

    Vincenzo Bellini, Composer - Felice Romani, Author - Not Applicable, Composer, Author - Richard Bonynge, Conductor, MainArtist - Jon Tolansky, Narrator, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Dame Joan Sutherland, Soprano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2011 Jon Tolansky

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